DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A man accused of child abuse is in custody after authorities say he shot several rounds into the residence where the victim was staying.
Authorities say Douglas Kohen allegedly shot six times into the trailer where the child victim was staying with her father.
Two children and their father were inside of the trailer at the time of the shooting.
Officials say Kohen, 63, was arrested in January and charged with corruption of minors, indecent assault, and related offenses for allegedly abusing a child under the age of 10.
The preliminary hearing was set to take place March 9. Kohen was out on bail.
Authorities say on March 6, the victim was staying with her father. Around 3:10 a.m., Kohen allegedly fired six rounds directly through the window of the trailer where the victim and another child were staying.
The father grabbed the two children, crawled to the back of the trailer and called 911.
Authorities say the children were frightened, but not injured.
The suspect fled in his car, but was caught in West Goshen Township, where he had flipped his vehicle.
Police say they recovered a gun from the vehicle containing six spent shell casings.
Authorities say he was in possession of 36 more rounds of live ammunition.
Kohen is charged with attempted murder, witness intimidation, retaliation against a witness and related crimes.
His bail is set at $1,000,000 cash.
District Attorney Tom Hogan says. “These poor kids were scared to death. This defendant is going to face the full weight of the Chester County justice system.”